Staff Picks: The Best Gear and Goods Our Editors Dug Up This Week

Fall outerwear, leather chairs and flannel sleeping bags

By The Editors
August 31, 2017 9:00 am

Welcome to Staff Picks, a compendium of the gear, goods and apparel our editors cast lustful, longing gazes at this week.

Rhone Commuter Pants
When it comes to late-summer pants, versatility is key. Perfect for travel, these trousers are casual enough for trekking around a foreign city but formal enough for casual business dinners after a week on the road (we know from experience). — Evan Bleier, News Editor

Kushiro Leather Biker Jacket
Just stop looking — this is the perfect leather jacket. I should know. I own one. Perfect slim fit. Artfully worn. Goes with damn near everything. Mad durable. And at a price that won’t break the bank. You’ll thank me, I promise. — Danny Agnew, Creative Director

Kokatat Poseidon PFD
I recently got an Oru Kayak, and the only thing holding me back from touring the rugged waters around Palos Verdes is a quality PFD. There are great coves and sea caves to explore, but they’re jagged, so it’s nice to have reliable safety gear that’s also comfy. I added the tactical pocket so I can keep my water and GoPro handy. — Reuben Brody, Los Angeles Editor

BassamFellows Sling Club Chair
I am shopping — perpetually — for the ultimate leather chair. It must be stately but not garish. Minimal but not rigid. I have not yet seen this chair, but I know what it looks like, cobbled together in my imagination from design magazines and fictional living rooms and old photos of Teddy Roosevelt on safari. Is this chair that one I have dreamt up? It’s pretty darn close. — Walker Loetscher, Editor in Chief

Overnighter 2-Person Sleeping Bag
Whenever someone mentions Hemingway’s For Whom the Bell Tolls, the first scene that comes to mind is Robert Jordan and María pressed together in a one-man sleeping bag. There’s a certain intimacy to that, but this handsome, canvas-covered, flannel-lined two-person sleeping bag will suit you and your lady better. Toasty down to 10°F. — Alex Lauer, Associate Editor

Voyager Smart
A handsome full-grain leather travel wallet that’ll house your passport, boarding pass, a few cards and even a pen. But it’s the tech side I dig: The Voyager will ping your smartphone if you leave it behind and guide you to its location. It also works in reverse: you can use your wallet to find a lost phone. — Kirk Miller, Managing Editor/Nation Editor

Freemans Sporting Club Western Overshirt
If you were to ask me to describe my fall aesthetic, I wouldn’t be able to say. I could, however, point you to this overshirt from Freemans, which has a distinct American Southwest vibe. That it’s woven makes it even better. Because when we talk fall fashion, we’re talking two things: layers and texture. — Michael Nolledo, Deputy Editor

The DRIGGS Woodland Camo Riding Jacket
Because sometimes you want something other than a black leather jacket for riding, there’s this waxed camo newcomer from JANE. Simple, clean and light enough for summer, but robust enough for the unfortunate moment that you lay ‘er down on the gravel. — Shari Gab, New York Editor

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